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17th Feb '17 9:07:57 PM chucknormie
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* Pretty much any American car is considered fair game for British and European gearheads to laugh at thanks to their perception of American vehicles being [[HummerDinger gratuitously humongous land yachts that guzzle gas like soda]]. Americans who drive large pickup trucks or [=SUVs=] due to living in a rural area or having a job that necessitates heavy transport will usually just roll their eyes at that, but if there is a vehicle that's considered too large [[EveryoneHasStandards even for the Americans]], expect it to be mocked to kingdom come.
* Minivans got pretty much killed off because of this. Popular media in the mid-2000s loved to label them as the vehicles for boring, bland, white-bread, suburban moms without a single individualistic or creative bone in their body, who use them to take their kids to school/church/soccer practice in between cooking, cleaning, and watching reruns of Oprah. This stereotype grew so bad that actual parents in the late 2000s destroyed the minivan market by buying [=SUVs=] instead, mainly because the van had gone from practical to terribly uncool within a decade and no one wanted to be caught dead in one. By the early 2010s, what was once a range of models from every manufacturer was whittled down into about only two or three models of van who were still selling profitably enough to justify their production.
* An automobile manufacturer getting the stigma of a "brand for old people" is usually its kiss of death. Oldsmobile, Mercury, and Plymouth, which once commanded huge sections of the market, quietly faded away after their demographics started to skew older, and Buick only barely survived the same fate thanks to giving every single car they made a massive makeover ([[SelfDeprecation and running an ad campaign where people make fun of them for being the makers of granny-mobiles]]), even though to many they're still SnarkBait.
* The Toyota Prius; driving one, because it's a hybrid, is associated with GranolaGirl and {{Hipster}} types, and because it barely tops 100 mph, is seen with disdain by auto enthusiasts. It's worth noting that while other small hatchbacks like the Volkswagen Golf and the Mini Cooper are generally viewed positively, admitting you drive a Prius and don't hate driving it is a likely invitation for you to get laughed out of the room almost anywhere.
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14th Feb '17 2:16:44 PM PrincessGwen
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* The SoBadItsGood CultClassic, ''Film/Troll2''. It almost a tradition at this point to say, with Arnold, "They're eating her! And now they're gonna eat me! [[BigOMG OH MY GOOOOOOOOD!]]" More cynical snarkers enjoy the incredibly vague popcorn scene and the protagonist urinating on the family dinner for no apparent reason.

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* The SoBadItsGood CultClassic, ''Film/Troll2''. It It's almost a tradition at this point to say, with Arnold, "They're eating her! And now they're gonna eat me! [[BigOMG OH MY GOOOOOOOOD!]]" More cynical snarkers enjoy the incredibly vague popcorn scene and the protagonist urinating on the family dinner for no apparent reason.



* Music/ChrisBrown is widely mocked for quite a few reasons, like beating up Music/{{Rihanna}}, lyrics that are often mysognistic ("These hoes ain't loyal!") and lazy ("You remind of me of something, but I don't know what it is..."), and the fact that his early material such as "Kiss Kiss" has not stood well.

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* Music/ChrisBrown is widely mocked for quite a few reasons, like beating up Music/{{Rihanna}}, lyrics that are often mysognistic misogynistic ("These hoes ain't loyal!") and lazy ("You remind of me of something, but I don't know what it is..."), and the fact that his early material such as "Kiss Kiss" has not stood well.
9th Feb '17 9:41:44 PM NightShade96
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** The sequel, ''Fifty Shades Darker'', has been received even ''more'' negatively than its predecessor, with only 8% on Website/RottenTomatoes.
2nd Feb '17 7:09:20 PM NightShade96
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** When ''Man of Steel'' was announced, a BrokenBase immediately sprung up, arguing over Snyder's (and Nolan and Goyer's) involvement, the tone, color palette, casting, etc. and growing more and more snide and volatile with each new photo or trailer. It only got worse after the movie's release as it got mixed reviews from critics and audiences.
** This only intensified with ''Batman v Superman'', which sets up ''Justice League'' and other DC movies directly competing with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, inviting more FandomRivalry. It was scrutinized over similar issues like the casting of Batman, Wonder Woman and Lex Luthor. Again, it got even worse reviews upon release and proved just as controversial as ''Man of Steel''. Constant jokes have been had at DC's expense for ''years'' now at their supposed incompetence of handling their own characters and stating the MCU as the superior brand.
** ''Suicide Squad'' made things even ''worse'', with even its defenders being forced to admit it bore some obvious scars from its TroubledProduction.

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** When ''Man of Steel'' ''Film/ManOfSteel'' was announced, a BrokenBase immediately sprung up, arguing over Snyder's (and Nolan and Goyer's) involvement, the tone, color palette, casting, etc. and growing more and more snide and volatile with each new photo or trailer. It only got worse after the movie's release as it got mixed reviews from critics and audiences.
** This only intensified with ''Batman v Superman'', ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', which sets up ''Justice League'' ''Film/JusticeLeague2017'' and other DC movies directly competing with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, inviting more FandomRivalry. It was scrutinized over similar issues like the casting of Batman, Wonder Woman and Lex Luthor. Again, it got even worse reviews upon release and proved just as controversial as ''Man of Steel''. Constant jokes have been had at DC's expense for ''years'' now at their supposed incompetence of handling their own characters and stating the MCU as the superior brand.
** ''Suicide Squad'' ''Film/SuicideSquad2016'' made things even ''worse'', with even its defenders being forced to admit it bore some obvious scars from its TroubledProduction.



** ''Wonder Woman'' and ''Justice League'' have also become this, due to rumors (from the same sources that stated ''Batman v Superman'' and ''Suicide Squad'' were messes, which were eventually proven to be true) that these films are shaping up to be disjointed disasters as well, particularly the latter.

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** ''Wonder Woman'' ''Film/WonderWoman2017'' and ''Justice League'' have also become this, due to rumors (from the same sources that stated ''Batman v Superman'' and ''Suicide Squad'' were messes, which were eventually proven to be true) that these films are shaping up to be disjointed disasters as well, particularly the latter.
2nd Feb '17 7:07:45 PM NightShade96
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* The Film/DCExtendedUniverse has been this since its inception.
** When ''Man of Steel'' was announced, a BrokenBase immediately sprung up, arguing over Snyder's (and Nolan and Goyer's) involvement, the tone, color palette, casting, etc. and growing more and more snide and volatile with each new photo or trailer. It only got worse after the movie's release as it got mixed reviews from critics and audiences.
** This only intensified with ''Batman v Superman'', which sets up ''Justice League'' and other DC movies directly competing with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, inviting more FandomRivalry. It was scrutinized over similar issues like the casting of Batman, Wonder Woman and Lex Luthor. Again, it got even worse reviews upon release and proved just as controversial as ''Man of Steel''. Constant jokes have been had at DC's expense for ''years'' now at their supposed incompetence of handling their own characters and stating the MCU as the superior brand.
** ''Suicide Squad'' made things even ''worse'', with even its defenders being forced to admit it bore some obvious scars from its TroubledProduction.
** ''Batman v Superman'' and ''Suicide Squad'' have now received nominations for UsefulNotes/{{Golden Raspberry Award}}s, with ''Batman v Superman'' receiving 8 nominations ("Worst Director", "Worst Screenplay", "Worst Actor" for Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill along with "Worst Screen Combo", "Worst Supporting Actor" for Jesse Eisenberg, "Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-off or Sequel" and "Worst Picture") and ''Suicide Squad'' receiving 2 nominations ("Worst Supporting Actor" for Jared Leto and "Worst Screenplay").
** ''Wonder Woman'' and ''Justice League'' have also become this, due to rumors (from the same sources that stated ''Batman v Superman'' and ''Suicide Squad'' were messes, which were eventually proven to be true) that these films are shaping up to be disjointed disasters as well, particularly the latter.
** ''The Flash'' has become this long ''before it even started filming'', thanks to its hot mess of a pre-production that saw ''two'' directors walk within a few months, and the original script getting completely thrown out when a new writer was brought on.
1st Feb '17 7:25:41 PM igordebraga
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%% * On a similar note, ''Film/DeathBedTheBedThatEats''. Watch some of it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rk-BsuKVsio here]].

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%% * On ''Film/DeathBedTheBedThatEats'', which Patton Oswalt made sure to exploit in a similar note, ''Film/DeathBedTheBedThatEats''. Watch some of it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rk-BsuKVsio here]].routine, where he says he'll make a sequel, ''Rape Stove: The Stove That Rapes People''. And as a bonus, the movie is not a total ExploitationFilm as one would figure from the title, but an arthouse wannabe trying to give a deep backstory.



%% * ''Film/MortalKombatAnnihilation''. While the [[Film/MortalKombat previous film]] was a decent enough adaptation of the fighting game franchise that Midway actually incorporated some of its plot points into the games' canon, Annihilation was a trainwreck through and through. Of the original cast, only two actors reprised their roles.
%% ** [[VideoGameMoviesSuck A lot of video game adaptations are subject to this, really]]. Another common target is the ''Film/StreetFighter'' movie.

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%% * ''Film/MortalKombatAnnihilation''. While the [[Film/MortalKombat previous film]] was a decent enough adaptation of the fighting game franchise that Midway actually incorporated some of its plot points into the games' canon, Annihilation was a trainwreck through and through. Of the original The cast, which only had two actors reprised their roles.
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returning actors, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIt0VY7Yg2w is as bad as it gets]]. Cramming LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters makes for a RandomEventsPlot with a lot of uninspiring fight scenes in-between, not helped by terrible effects.
** [[VideoGameMoviesSuck A lot of video game adaptations are subject to this, really]]. Another common target is the ''Film/StreetFighter'' movie.movie, where ridiculous dialogue and Raul Julia's HamAndCheese at least make it a laughable experience.



* ''Film/IndependenceDay'' is considered this internationally, mostly for how much AmericaSavesTheDay is present. In fact, most if not all of Creator/RolandEmmerich's films, with some getting NarmCharm appreciation (''ID4'', ''Film/{{Stargate}}'') and others just plain snark (''Film/{{Godzilla 1998}}'', ''Film/TenThousandBC'').

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* ''Film/IndependenceDay'' is considered this internationally, mostly for how much AmericaSavesTheDay is present. In fact, most if not all of Creator/RolandEmmerich's films, with some getting NarmCharm appreciation (''ID4'', (''Film/TheDayAfterTomorrow'', ''Film/{{Stargate}}'') and others just plain snark (''Film/{{Godzilla 1998}}'', ''Film/TenThousandBC'').''Film/TenThousandBC'').
* UsefulNotes/GoldenRaspberryAward founder John Wilson wrote ''[[https://genius.com/Razzie-awards-the-official-razzie-movie-guide-enjoying-the-best-of-hollywoods-worst-annotated The Official Razzie Movie Guide]]'' to highlight 100 movies he felt ripe for this. It ranges from SoBadItsGood (past Razzie winners such as ''Film/{{Showgirls}}'' and ''Film/BattlefieldEarth''), NarmCharm (''Film/TheTenCommandments'', which Wilson describes as “beloved by many, and taken way too seriously by most”), and downright {{Narm}}, preferrably with {{Melodrama}} attached (''Film/TheOscar'').



%% * Music/ChrisBrown is widely mocked for quite a few reasons, like beating up Music/{{Rihanna}}.

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%% * Music/ChrisBrown is widely mocked for quite a few reasons, like beating up Music/{{Rihanna}}.Music/{{Rihanna}}, lyrics that are often mysognistic ("These hoes ain't loyal!") and lazy ("You remind of me of something, but I don't know what it is..."), and the fact that his early material such as "Kiss Kiss" has not stood well.



* Subverted by Music/{{Metallica}}. The band was definitely this from the release of ''Load'' through, strangely, the release of ''St. Anger''. It isn't that St. Anger was a good album. It was just so bad that [[VindicatedByHistory it made people re-listen to the Load records and realize, "For bluesy hard rock records, these really aren't so bad"]]. ''Death Magnetic'', meanwhile, returned the band to relevance among the metal community. However, [[HateDumb some metal fans still despise the band for releasing everything after]] ''...And Justice For All''. [[CanonDiscontinuity Lulu did not help matters, despite not even being a proper Metallica album in the first place, but a collaboration album with them and]] Music/LouReed.

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* Subverted by Music/{{Metallica}}. The band was definitely this from the release of ''Load'' through, strangely, the release of ''St. Anger''. It isn't that St. Anger ''St. Anger'' was a good album. It was just so bad that [[VindicatedByHistory it made people re-listen to the Load records and realize, "For bluesy hard rock records, these really aren't so bad"]]. ''Death Magnetic'', meanwhile, returned the band to relevance among the metal community. However, [[HateDumb some metal fans still despise the band for releasing everything after]] ''...And Justice For All''. [[CanonDiscontinuity Lulu did not help matters, despite not even being a proper Metallica album in the first place, but a collaboration album with them and]] Music/LouReed.



* Music/{{Nickelback}} is the ultimate snark bait band, mostly due to their sheer mediocrity and total lack of innovation. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Also, Chad Kroeger has funny hair.]]

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* Music/{{Nickelback}} is the ultimate snark bait band, mostly due to their sheer mediocrity and total lack of innovation. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Also, Chad Kroeger has funny hair.hair]] [[{{Yarling}} and one hell of a weird voice.]]
28th Jan '17 6:41:28 PM rjd1922
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* The "Head On" commercials. How can you not make fun of a commercial that consists of nothing but "Head On: Apply directly to the forehead" repeated ''over and over''?

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* The "Head On" "Advertising/HeadOn" commercials. How can you not make fun of a commercial that consists of nothing but "Head On: Apply directly to the forehead" repeated ''over and over''?
28th Jan '17 6:36:38 PM rjd1922
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* ''Anime/BloodC'' got its viewers from NicoNicoDouga, 2ch and 4chan [[SoBadItsGood very entertained]] due to the the characters holding the IdiotBall, the [[DesignatedHero heroine's]] DeclarationOfProtection which [[FailureHero she fail in catastrophic levels]] and the gratuitous amount of gore. There's a good reason why the show is the [[MemeticMutation BEST COMEDY OF THE YEAR, MAN]]!
* ''Manga/FairyTail'' regarding ThePowerOfFriendship and {{Fanservice}}, to the point that an excess of either in other manga often draws negative comparisons to Fairy Tail.

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* ''Anime/BloodC'' got its viewers from NicoNicoDouga, Website/NicoNicoDouga, 2ch and 4chan Website/FourChan [[SoBadItsGood very entertained]] due to the the characters holding the IdiotBall, the [[DesignatedHero heroine's]] DeclarationOfProtection which [[FailureHero she fail in catastrophic levels]] and the gratuitous amount of gore. There's a good reason why the show is the [[MemeticMutation BEST COMEDY OF THE YEAR, MAN]]!
* ''Manga/FairyTail'' regarding ThePowerOfFriendship and {{Fanservice}}, to the point that an excess of either in other manga often draws negative comparisons to Fairy Tail.''Fairy Tail''.
28th Jan '17 6:33:45 PM rjd1922
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* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' can be considered this even within the Pokemon fandom, due to its IdiotHero who [[TookALevelInDumbass seemingly gets dumber]] once he builds up experience, its long-running status, frequent {{Narm}}, and often characterization and plotting that is at odds with the games (like Pikachu being able to hit Rhydon with an Electric attack). [[spoiler:As of the Kalos League's conclusion, this trope has gone supercritical, with even some diehard fans hating the outcome to death.]]

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* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' can be considered this even within the Pokemon fandom, due to its IdiotHero who [[TookALevelInDumbass seemingly gets dumber]] once he builds up experience, its long-running status, frequent {{Narm}}, and often characterization and plotting that is at odds with the games (like Pikachu being able to hit Rhydon with an Electric attack). [[spoiler:As of [[YankTheDogsChain the Kalos League's conclusion, conclusion]], this trope has gone supercritical, with even some diehard fans hating the outcome to death.]]
19th Jan '17 3:19:36 PM NightShade96
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* ''Film/FiftyShadesOfGrey'', while being considered an ''improvement'' over [[Literature/FiftyShadesOfGrey the book]] (which is under the Literature section of this page), has also been subjected to this, with a contributing factor being that it was a financial success (it made $571 million worldwide on a budget of $40 million) in spite of its overall negative reception. This got to the point that it won several UsefulNotes/{{Golden Raspberry Award}}s.

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* ''Film/FiftyShadesOfGrey'', while being considered an ''improvement'' over [[Literature/FiftyShadesOfGrey the book]] (which is under the Literature section of this page), has also been subjected to this, mostly for the same reasons as the book, with a contributing factor being that it was a financial success (it made $571 million worldwide on a budget of $40 million) in spite of its overall negative reception.reception and has a sequel in the works. This got to the point that it won several UsefulNotes/{{Golden Raspberry Award}}s.



* ''Franchise/StarWars'', as popular as it is, has a lot to make fun of. Prequels just made the target bigger and more tempting. There's a lot of hits, from [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/573.html poking fun]] at [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/600.html retcons]] and the excess of HollywoodScience, HollywoodTactics and/or {{Romantic Plot Tumor}}s to [[http://www.space.com/sciencefiction/movies/dismantling_jedi_order_000418.html fan theories]] and ''[[Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids a whole webcomic]]'' aimed to re-interprete or re-render series in a way that would make more sense than the {{canon}}. Or just "[[AC:[[http://loopydave.deviantart.com/art/All-a-bit-silly-really-189990669 A Bit Silly]]]]".

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'', as popular as it is, has a lot to make fun of. Prequels The prequels just made the target bigger and more tempting. There's a lot of hits, from [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/573.html poking fun]] at [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/600.html retcons]] and the excess of HollywoodScience, HollywoodTactics and/or {{Romantic Plot Tumor}}s to [[http://www.space.com/sciencefiction/movies/dismantling_jedi_order_000418.html fan theories]] and ''[[Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids a whole webcomic]]'' aimed to re-interprete or re-render series in a way that would make more sense than the {{canon}}. Or just "[[AC:[[http://loopydave.deviantart.com/art/All-a-bit-silly-really-189990669 A Bit Silly]]]]".
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